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Space Junk

December 17, 2020

There are many working satellites in space. We depend on them. They send information to the technology we use every day. But many other satellites are broken and still in orbit. Space junk is a problem. Debris floating around the…

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Let's Talk!

December 17, 2020

Daniel Holz is an astrophysicist. He works at the University of Chicago, in Illinois. He studies black holes. Holz spoke with TFK Kid Reporter Miguel Madero. TFK: What is a black hole? HOLZ: A black hole is an area in…

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Mars Explorers

December 20, 2019

The surface of Mars is dry and rocky. There are no plants or animals on Mars. There’s not enough oxygen to breathe, either. Did the planet ever support life? NASA’s sending a robot to find out. The Mars 2020 rover…

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History

Mission to Mars

December 20, 2019

NASA has sent spacecraft to Mars since the 1960s. This timeline shows big moments from past trips to the Red Planet. 1965 Mariner 4 is the first spacecraft to successfully fly by Mars. It sends back 21 images of a…

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Mars Landing

January 11, 2019

NASA’s InSight spacecraft has made it to Mars. It landed there on November 26. It took InSight more than six months to get to the Red Planet. The trip was 300 million miles long. Flight controllers cheered when InSight touched…

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Moon Mission

November 12, 2018

People first set foot on the moon on July 20, 1969. They were part of the Apollo 11 mission. After that, NASA sent six more missions to the moon. But then the United States government stopped paying for lunar missions.…

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Entertainment

Out of This World!

January 5, 2018

Astronaut SCOTT KELLY spent a year aboard the International Space Station. That’s a year without gravity, fresh air, or family. Kelly faced many challenges. He was part of a special study. He helped scientists learn about the health effects of…

Technology

Mission Ready

October 13, 2017

In March, astronaut Ricky Arnold will blast into space. He will live and work on the International Space Station (ISS) for six months. He is training for this mission now. Life in space can be challenging. That is why astronauts…

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Technology

Suiting Up

March 24, 2017

Meet a NASA engineer who designs spacesuits for future missions. How do you keep dust out of a spacesuit? That is a problem Lindsay Aitchison wants to solve. She is an engineer at NASA. NASA plans to send astronauts to…

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